|Censorship is inseparable from surveillance - Cory Doctorow|
Here's a podcast of my last Guardian column, Censorship is inseparable from surveillance: There was a time when you could censor without spying. When Britain banned the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses in the 1920s and 1930s, the ban took the form on a prohibition on the sale of copies of the books. Theoretically, this entailed opening some imported parcels, and it certainly imposed a constraint on publishers and booksellers...
Keywords: privacy; surveillance; tor; corydoctorow
|Protecting your Facebook privacy at work isn't just about passwords - Cory Doctorow|
Here's a podcast of my last Guardian column, Protecting your Facebook privacy at work isn't just about passwords: Facebook has threatened to sue companies that force their employees to reveal their Facebook login details. As laudable as this is, I worry that it will fail to accomplish its primary objective â protecting Facebook users from employer snooping. Increasingly, firms configure the computers and devices on their internal networks to trust "self-signed certificates"...
Keywords: podcast; audio; crypto; privacy; corydoctorow
|The NSA's Prism: why we should care - Cory Doctorow|
Here's a read-aloud of my recent Guardian column, "The NSA's Prism: why we should care, which sets out the reasons for caring about the recent revelations of bulk, warrantless, suspicionless, indiscriminate surveillance.
Keywords: prism; privacy; surveillance; spooks; snowden
|The Curious Case of Internet Privacy - Cory Doctorow|
Here's a podcast of my recent Tech Review feature, The Curious Case of Internet Privacy: Why do we seem to value privacy so little? In part, it's because we are told to. Facebook has more than once overridden its users' privacy preferences, replacing them with new default settings. Facebook then responds to the inevitable public outcry by restoring something that's like the old system, except slightly less private...
Keywords: corydoctorow; podcast; privacy; web theory; browser war
|Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_274 - Cory Doctorow|
Here's a reading (MP3) of a my latest Locus column, How to Talk to Your Children About Mass Surveillance, in which I describe the way that I've explained the Snowden affair to my six-year-old: So I explained to my daughter that there was a man who was a spy, who discovered that the spies he worked for were breaking the law and spying on everyone, capturing all their e-mails and texts and video-chats and web-clicks...
Keywords: snowden; sxsw; surveillance; privacy; parenting; corydoctorow; podcast